Volume 18, Number 4 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Winter 2012)                   Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci 2012, 18(4): 67-72 | Back to browse issues page


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Miri Ghaffarzadeh S, Farrokh Eslamloo H, Faramarzzadeh H, Nazari H, Ahmadi Doiran Z. Prevalence Rate of Using ٍEcstasy among Medical Sciences Students in Urmia University in 2007. Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci . 2012; 18 (4) :67-72
URL: http://sjh.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-216-en.html

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Introduction & Objective: The present study aims to achieve a comprehensive depiction of ecstasy consumption among the students of Urmia University of medical sciences in 2007.

Materials & Methods: Totally 950 students were surveyed in this cross-sectional descriptive study. A census was used as a sampling method. A self-report questionnaire regarding demographic details and ecstasy consumption was completed by students. Data was stored in a database and then was analyzed through descriptive tests by SPSS software. Chi square test was used to determine the correlation coefficient. Results: There were 798 subjects of all target population who had never used this drug. However, 132 subjects (18 regularly, 56 occasionally for fun and 58 at least once) consumed ecstasy pills. Thus the point prevalence of ecstasy consumption among the students was 14.19 percent. There were 232 subjects who had never heard of the term “ecstasy". Instead, the knowledge source of the rest about ecstasy was books (116 subject), internet (56 subjects), mass media (489 subjects), friends (28 subjects), and family (2 subjects). A significant relation was observed between ecstasy consumption and other variables (parents' education, residence in student campus, attending parties, smoking, canabis and opium consumption).

Conclusion: Results of this study revealed that the point prevalence of ecstasy pills consumption among university students was 14.19% that raises the need for purposive intervention and the necessity of planning to prevent and decrease this phenomenon.

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